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South Korea (Republic of) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Won (KRW)
  • Internet domain: .kr - Telephone code: +82 - International dialing code: 001 - GMT offset: +9 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Sunday
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    Thursday september 19, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday december 20, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Friday january 10, 2025Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday january 10, 2025Armed Forces DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday january 27, 2025Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday january 28, 2025SollalSecular holiday
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    Wednesday january 29, 2025Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday january 29, 2025SollalSecular holiday
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    Thursday january 30, 2025SollalSecular holiday
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Thursday september 19, 2024
    School holidays :

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    New Year's Day

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Friday january 10, 2025
    School holidays :

    Armed Forces Day

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    Friday january 10, 2025
    Culture :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Monday january 27, 2025
    School holidays : Https://moe.go.kr
    https://school.jbedu.kr/
    International schools follow different calendars official calendar
    some variations according to the school
    Average class size: more than 34
    School days are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    2022 PISA ranking: #5 with a 523 score
    School day duration: 8:00 hours
    Schooling mandatory till age 15-16
    number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 580
    Teaching languages: Korean
    schools are closed on Sunday
    school uniform (gyobock) required
    QS Best Student Cities in Seoul: #3
    Seoul National University ranking: Times Higher Education #72/QS ranking #35/Shanghai #101

    We carry confirmed dates till Dec 2024 (based on https://school.jbedu.kr/) - beginning of school year may vary

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    Sollal

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    Tuesday january 28, 2025
    Secular holiday : Korean New Year Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Wednesday january 29, 2025
    School holidays :

    Sollal

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    Wednesday january 29, 2025
    Secular holiday : Korean New Year Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Sollal

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    Thursday january 30, 2025
    Secular holiday : Korean New Year Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday